Colin Driver

European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Qualifications
  • BSc BVetMed (Hons) MVetMed PhD DipECVN MRCVS

Colin graduated with honours from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. He completed a rotating internship, masters degree and residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the RVC in 2012. His residency was combined with a PhD programme at the University of Ghent, Belgium, studying the development of canine syringomyelia. He was awarded the diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2012 and RCVS recognised specialist status in 2014. He spent eighteen months on the RVC neurology faculty before working in private referral practice in Hampshire and Surrey for the last five years.

Colin is passionate and experienced in all aspects of medical neurology and neurosurgery. His main clinical interest is spinal pain and state-of-the-art surgical management of intervertebral disc-related diseases, including lumbosacral disease and cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler disease). His research interests have centred on the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders of the nervous system, including vertebral malformations, Chairi-like malformation and syringomyelia.

Colin has lectured on neurology topics nationally and internationally and is a common speaker at CPD events. He is a Hampshire local and is well known by colleagues in the area. He is looking forward to providing a world-class neurology service to pet owners and primary care vets amongst the multi-disciplinary team at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists.

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